Archive for the ‘Review’ Category

May 1, 2017

Pain Management in CKD: A Guide for Nephrology Providers

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This review provides nephrology providers with basic skills for pain management. These skills include recognition of types of pain (nociceptive and neuropathic) syndromes and appropriate history-taking skills. Furthermore, providers are taught to assess clinical circumstances in which specialist referral is beneficial, including those who are at high risk for addiction, at risk for adverse effects […]

No Comments Posted in Chronic Kidney Disease, Review
February 9, 2017

Managing glomerular disease in pregnancy

This article reviews the pre-pregnancy counseling that women with glomerular-based diseases should ideally receive to allow them to make an informed decision about proceeding with a pregnancy as well as an approach to the diagnosis of pregnancy-associated worsening of kidney function and proteinuria as well as pregnancy-safe management strategies.

No Comments Posted in Clinical Nephrology, Pregnancy and Hypertension/Renal Disease, Review
August 14, 2016

Renal Complications of Hematopoietic-Cell Transplantation

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This is a nice review of the topic.

No Comments Posted in Clinical Nephrology, Review
September 21, 2015

Peri-procedural management of patients taking oral anticoagulants

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Nephrology patients often require many procedures.  It is important that their physicians know how to mitigate the risks of anticoagulation therapy especially in the era of novel agents.  This article will help guide physician to better provide peri-procedural management of oral anticoagulation therapy.

No Comments Posted in General Nephrology, Review
July 13, 2015

Long-term medical risks to the living kidney donor

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This review nicely summarizes the studies that assess long-term medical outcomes for living kidney donors.  Although the focus is on the first 10 years, the authors also note that further studies need to be conducted to better assess risk in certain populations.        

No Comments Posted in Renal Transplantation, Review
March 18, 2015

Acid–Base Problems in Diabetic Ketoacidosis

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This review focuses on three issues facing clinicians who care for patients with diabetic ketoacidosis: (1) the plasma anion gap, (2) the administration of sodium bicarbonate and (3) the possible contribution of intracellular acidosis to the development of cerebral edema.

No Comments Posted in Clinical Nephrology, Fluid & Electrolytes, General Nephrology, Review
March 18, 2015

Emerging treatments for amyloidosis

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This review briefs us on the novel approaches for the treatment of amyloidosis.  These targeted therapies may be better options for a disease that frequently has a very poor prognosis.

No Comments Posted in Acute Kidney Injury, Clinical Nephrology, General Nephrology, Review
March 18, 2015

Renal dysfunction in cirrhosis is not just a vasomotor nephropathy

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This mini-review discusses the factors implicated in the development of hepatorenal syndrome in patients with progressive cirrhosis.

No Comments Posted in Acute Kidney Injury, Clinical Nephrology, Review
December 21, 2013

Kidney Disease in the Setting of Liver Failure: Core Curriculum 2013

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This review from the AJKD Core Curriculum goes over kidney disease in the setting of liver failure.

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December 21, 2013

Evidence-Based Cardiology in Hemodialysis Patients.

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This paper reviews RCTs to evaluate management of cardiovascular disease in hemodialysis patients.

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September 8, 2013

The Pathogenesis of Lupus Nephritis

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This review goes into extensive detail on the pathogenesis of lupus nephritis and provides the rationale for treatment. Full text kindly provided by the American Society of Nephrology.

1 Comment Posted in Lupus, Review
August 23, 2013

Glomerular diseases seen with cancer and chemotherapy: a narrative review

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This review describes the association of glomerular diseases in the context of solid tumors, hematological malignancies, stem cell transplantation, and chemotherapeutic agents. It also discusses the intricacies of diagnosing and managing these disorders.

1 Comment Posted in Clinical Nephrology, General Nephrology, Review
August 23, 2013

Role of Vaptans in the Management of Hyponatremia

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In order to use vasopressin receptor antagonists safely, one requires a comprehensive understanding of their indications and contraindications. This review provides an in-depth look at vaptans and their role in the management of euvolemic and hypervolemic hyponatremia.

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